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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo Celebrates Small Business Saturday

We all know about the holiday shopping madness that is Black Friday, but Alamo Drafthouse urges residents to support local during Small Business Saturday.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo will host the Small Business Saturday Pop-Up Market from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2018.

The Small Business Saturday Pop-Up Market will be located in the lobby at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo. Some of our favorite artists, including Roman Martinez, Lula Squid and Joey Lee Cabral, as well as other local vendors, will be on hand to provide unique and one-of-a-kind gifts that can be found only in El Paso.

For those movie lovers on your holiday gift list, Alamo Drafthouse is offering an awesome gift card promotion: Get a $10 snack pass with every $50 gift card purchase.

Alamo officials say, “The snack pass makes a great gift for your favorite cinephile or keep it for yourself and enjoy some of the delicious menu items at Alamo Drafthouse Cimema Montecillo.”

In addition to the market, there will also be fun and games in the Glass Half Full Taproom. Patrons can hang out and play lotería for a chance to win awesome prizes while sipping on one of 46 beers on tap.


Downtown Art and Farmers Market Invites El Pasoans to Shop Small Business Saturday

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department encourages shoppers to support small businesses by shopping at the Downtown Art and Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 25.

“El Paso has so many talented artists and delicious local foods. Our market is a great place to find something unique for the special people in your life while supporting small local businesses in our community,” said Downtown Art and Farmers Market Coordinator Valerie Venecia.

The day after Black Friday is known as Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.

Visitors to the Downtown Art and Farmers Market can find unique handmade holiday gifts from the region’s most talented artists and artisans. There are many gift options from paintings and upcycled décor to pottery, handmade scarves, jewelry, and other winter accessories.

Vendors at the Market Food Cottage will be taking orders for holiday treats and desserts. Kids can also enjoy a “make and take” Shop Small themed craft.

The Downtown Art and Farmers Market is located along Anthony Street in the Union Plaza Entertainment District. The market is a small business incubator that opened in 2011 to create a market place for local artists and food vendors.

Small Business Saturday originated in 2010 as a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.

DMD Focusing on Small Businesses for Holiday Season

The Downtown Management District (DMD) is focusing on supporting small businesses this holiday shopping season. With more people than ever visiting Downtown El Paso through the holidays for the seasonal decorations, Winterfest, and shopping, there is an opportunity to support small businesses in the district as well.

Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday takes place on the Saturday following Thanksgiving (November 25, 2017), but shopping is encouraged throughout the season.

The DMD is distributing over 300 tote bags with a variety of additional promotional items to help the businesses get the word out–such branded items include: pet bandanas, hearts, pennants, banners, welcome mats, balloons, tent cards, buttons, posters, pens, and more!


In addition, the DMD is investing in paid advertising to increase of the reach of the message. The “support local” and “shop small,” message is being broadcast in both English and Spanish.

In an effort to connect some small business owners to the public, the DMD is also producing a “Faces of Small Business” video series on the Downtown El Paso YouTube channel. The DMD will add to the video playlist with more small business highlights over the course of the season and can first be seen by signing up for the weekly INSIDER newsletter.

“The DMD recognizes the importance of small business investments to our downtown. Not only does it add to the variety and character of Downtown El Paso, but they are a reflection of a community you won’t find anywhere else. We encourage the public to support small businesses and add downtown to their list of holiday shopping destinations, where they’ll not only find local retail, but café’s, and restaurants too.”

The DMD is also sponsoring the Wintermarket at this year’s Winterfest with even more small businesses that will have even more holiday gift items to purchase.

Here are a few small business statistics from the Small Business Administration:

  • Small businesses account for 99.7% of all businesses in the US.
  • Small businesses accounted for 64% of new jobs created in the U.S. between 1993-2011
  • If you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in your local economy. If you spend the same at a large business, only $43 stays in your local economy. (Source: Civic Economics Study in Grand Rapids, Michigan)
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